Articles From Brian O. Watson

Appellate court clarifies “sole proximate cause” By Brian O. Watson Bench and Bar, August 2018 The appellate court recently made clear in Douglas v. Arlington Park Racecourse that the sole proximate cause of plaintiff’s injury may be something—other than the defendant—no matter what their status may be in the lawsuit and no matter how many they may be in number.
The Seventh Circuit rejects plaintiff’s cancer causation theory By Robert H. Riley & Brian O. Watson Bench and Bar, September 2017 The Seventh Circuit recently rejected the plaintiff’s expert’s causation theory that “each and every exposure” or the “cumulative exposure” may satisfy the plaintiff’s causation burden.

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